No decision on resignations so far: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Imran Khan will seal the fate of  PTI parliamentarians 

Published: 12:30 AM, 11 Apr, 2022
No decision on resignations so far: Shah Mehmood Qureshi
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Former foreign minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday said that Imran Khan should start a mass contact campaign.

“It is better to compete with the next government in the parliament,” he said while rejecting the reports about the resignations of PTI lawmakers.

The former foreign minister said Imran Khan will seal the fate of the party parliamentarians.

“Imran Khan will decide the matter of resignations, everybody will accept it, he said. 

“These people have no mandate of masses, but are being imposed on us”, said Qureshi.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that “Imran Khan has directed all those who are elected on PTI’s ticket, to take part in the election for PM

Qureshi said that the defected members did not cast votes in fear, adding that they were given show-cause notices.

On the other hand, Qureshi colleague Fawad Chaudhry claimed that the party MNAs will be tendering their resignations en masse on Monday.

He told a private news channel program that: "Today, the party's core committee had a meeting under Imran Khan's chairmanship."

He said that apart from finalizing his name as PTI's candidate for prime minister's election opposite Shehbaz Sharif, it was also discussed if the party should remain in the National Assembly in the current circumstances.

"There was a discussion on this issue, but a final decision was not taken. The former prime minister decided to call a meeting of the party's parliamentary committee for tomorrow at 12 pm. The opinion of those who are standing by him in these tough times will be sought. A final decision will be taken after that meeting."

When asked what the dominating opinion regarding the resignations in the party was, Qureshi said: "Whatever Imran Khan wants will happen. He will take the decision and whatever the decision is, will be accepted by all.

"However, ours is a democratic party and Imran Khan listens to everyone's opinion and then decides. In my personal opinion, and from what I've gathered during discussions, a clear majority of the party members think that we should protest inside the assembly and also make contact with the public outside."

He said, if Khan does decide to go for resignation, the party's "ideological members would accept and tender resignations whenever asked for".